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When a plane carrying the daughter of a millionaire crashes in an African jungle, two pilots set out to collect the reward. They discover that she has become the goddess of a primitive ... See full summary »

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Mike Patton
Wanda McKay ...
Greta Vanderhorn
Ralph Byrd ...
Bob Simpson
Armida ...
Wanama
Smoki Whitfield ...
Oolonga the witch doctor
Dolores Castle ...
Yvonne
Rudy Robles ...
Nugara
Linda Leighton ...
Helen Phillips (as Linda Johnson)
Helena Grant ...
Mrs. Fitzhugh
Fred Coby ...
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Onest Conley ...
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Zack Williams ...
Chief M'benga
Jack Carroll ...
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When a plane carrying the daughter of a millionaire crashes in an African jungle, two pilots set out to collect the reward. They discover that she has become the goddess of a primitive tribe. An insurgent witch doctor and fierce wild animals make escape from the jungle difficult for the trio. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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goddess | reward | jungle | pilot | escape | See more »

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TEMPTRESS ... of 1000 Untamed Men! RULER ... of a Savage Empire!


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13 August 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Deusa das Selvas  »

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Near the opening of the film, the pilot and his co-pilot are looking downward through binoculars at the animals below. The next shot shows their "view through the binoculars", but the shots of wild animals are all photographed horizontally, by a photographer on the ground. Moments later, as the plane tries to land, we see a view through their cockpit window, showing the ground at a steep angle (appropriate for looking downward from a plane). See more »

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Greta Vanderhorn: What I wouldn't give for a hamburger and some nice french-fried potatoes.
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There's No One in My Heart But You
Written by Irving Bibo
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Blondes are scarce in their neck of the woods
3 June 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A couple of players known for portraying comic strip heroes George Reeves as Superman and Ralph Byrd as Dick Tracy play a pair of post World War II pilots who run a charter aviation company in Africa. Byrd sees a big opportunity now that the war is over for a big financial windfall if they can find a missing heiress alive or dead who was on a flight missing since the first day of World War II.

Wanda McKay turns out to be alive and living with a tribe where she's revered as a white goddess who healed the chief's daughter. That and the fact that blondes are scarce in the jungle make her an object of worship. Reeves and Byrd find her and after that they come to a parting of the ways.

Nothing much to recommend this film other than McKay's legs which are on ample display. She was a poor man's Betty Grable. As for Reeves and Byrd they act like a pair of idiots in heat, especially Byrd.

You'd better be a leg man to appreciate this turkey.


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